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Which Numbing Cream Should I Use for Derma Rolling?

numbing cream for derma rollerDerma rolling is also known as needling or Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), derma rolling has been around for at least the last five years, but a recent interest in DIY med-spa treatments has propelled it back onto the beauty scene, and into the realm of celebrity conjecture. The technique seems oddly primitive, especially in these days of lasers and cosmeceuticals. Its primary tool is a hand-held derma roller, a small, narrow device (rather like a tiny paint roller) studded with almost 200 fine surgical steel micro-needles — common lengths are 0.5 millimeter, 1 millimeter and 1.5 millimeters. (Smaller lengths are designed for the face; longer lengths are used for the body.) The device is rolled over the skin and produces multiple mild pin pricks. Continue reading